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A user review on Maruti Suzuki Alto [2010-2013]. Written by Amit Madnaik on 08 February, 2012

Price: ₹ 2.45 - 3.44L
Ex-showroom, New Delhi
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  • Performance
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  • Fuel Economy
  • Value For Money
Version Reviewed : LXi BS-III
Purchased As : New
Familiarity : Have driven a few thousands kilometres
Fuel Economy : 18 kpl
Good : Good fuel economy, Less maintenance, Powerful AC
Bad : Pick up with AC, Little bit crumpled for back seat space

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Exterior I like exterior shape of Alto, it is very good for city driving eg. driving visibility is good, its necessary in tight parking areas. All around visibility is good except thick 'C' pillor. 

Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Good dashboard space utilisation in Alto. Glove box is average sized so we cant keep large bottels or files. Amber coloured spedometer looks good at night. Front seat posture is comfortable for average sized (5'7") people, but rear seat has little less spacious. Remote tail gate opener is absent hence we have to swith off the car and open it with keys is irritating. Plastic quality is again average but not bad too. Sum of all value for mony car.

Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox Engine is quite good for city driving and regular highway driveing conditions. Its not a sports car so dont expect zooooooom like pickup. Fuel economy is one of the best part of Alto and its very good. I got @17 kmpl in city and @20-21 kmpl on highway runs.

Ride Quality & Handling Again ride quality is good, its suspension work good on even uneven roads ant potholes. Handling is very comfortable and effortless due to electronic power steering. In all maneuverability of Alto is very good.

Final Words All in all this car is very affordable fuel efficiant and easy to use car in ths segment.

Areas of improvement Maruti should provide few things like internaly adjustable mirrors (both side), Antiglair rear view mirror, and full wheel caps as standerd fitment on LXi model.

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Surya Markandeyan on 22 Mar, 2012 at 11:37 AM


I believe you have the ALTO LXI and not the ALTO K10 LXI, pls change the picture to ALTO as it misleads.

ALTO K10 has the remote boot opener(standard) next to the driver seat and doesn't require keys to open the boot.


Chinmaya on 21 Mar, 2012 at 11:24 AM

sure....Alto is a trusted soldier from the maruti stable......

Amit Madnaik on 21 Mar, 2012 at 11:10 AM

This review is updated

Amit Madnaik on 09 Feb, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Dear Friends,

I have written a review on Maruti Suzuki Alto and look forward to your comments on it.

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